SS Trent

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History
UK
Name: Trent
Owner: Royal Mail Steam Packet Company
Builder: Robert Napier and Sons
Yard number: 467
Launched: 18 September 1899
In service: January 1900
Out of service: 1922
Fate: Scrapped 1922
General characteristics
Tonnage: 5,525 GRT
Length: 410 feet
Draught: 23.3 feet
Depth: 32.2 feet
Installed power: steam engine

SS Trent was a steamship built at Glasgow in 1899 and used as a mailship in the North Atlantic before being requisitioned as a depot ship by the British Admiralty in 1914. It rescued the crew of the airship America in their failed first attempt to cross the Atlantic by air in 1910.[1]

Passengers aboard SS Trent in 1902

References[edit]

  1. ^ Unknown. "Thames Tugs". Thames Tugs. Retrieved 25 June 2015.